SALLY HELLER
 
 
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BIOGRAPHY

Sally Heller's art encompasses multi-material installations and the permanent works she fashions from those hand-built constructions. Her materials range from low end craft components to stainless steel.  Permanent sculptures include a public sculpture installed in downtown New Orleans, funded by a 2008 Joan Mitchell grant, and a stainless steel sculpture commissioned by a private collector.

Heller's work has been exhibited at the Lawndale Art Center, Houston, the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Depauw University, Indiana, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, Montserrat College of Art, Massachusetts, Miami University,Oxford, Ohio, Ohio State University, Athens, Ohio, Kemper Fine Art, New York city, Louisiana Museum of Science and Art, Baton Rouge and Scope, Miami. Recently she had a solo show at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia.

Heller has been awarded residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Civitella Ranieri, Umbria, Italy, the Vermont Studio School, Johnson, Vermont and Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY. She holds a BS from University of Wisconsin and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

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ARTIST STATEMENT

I build large, site-specific installations out of low-end consumer goods. These works often revolve around the theme of nature. They involve hands-on manipulation of such minutia as pipe cleaners, whiffle balls, plastic ware, buttons and string. I use old-fashioned crafts of knitting, knotting and twisting to thread these mass market items to make more durable forms. The dichotomy between my traditional methods and the factory-produced materials creates tension that is both tangible and abstract. Although their structures appear delicate and tenuous, the materials are indestructible.

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I build large, site-specific installations out of low-end consumer goods. These works often revolve around the theme of nature. They involve hands-on manipulation of such minutia as pipe cleaners, whiffle balls, plastic ware, buttons and string. I use old-fashioned crafts of knitting, knotting and twisting to thread these mass market items to make more durable forms. The dichotomy between my traditional methods and the factory-produced materials creates tension that is both tangible and abstract. Although their structures appear delicate and tenuous, the materials are indestructible.

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504-975-2185